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Old 09-02-15, 04:23 PM
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SC Hello, just got my first RX7






Hello my name is Mat from South Carolina.

So happy I was on vacation this week. Found a 1996 right hand drive RX7 and picked it up. Seller was selling for his grandson who passed recently. He didn't know what was wrong with it. When I got there I tried to start it, nothing happened. So I checked around, main fuse was blown. Replaced it, now it turns over smoothly but won't catch. Any ideas? I'm a complete RX7 noob, but not a car noob. I just got finished build a 1.6 motor for a Miata. Rods, pistons, valve job, clutch/flywheel, turbo. Getting ready to drop the motor in this week.

Also if this car was running, how much would it be worth? It has a little over 100k on it.

Thanks for any help!!

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https://youtu.be/7_uQ_Eo39HY

Video of it trying to start. This is after I did the EGI fuse thing for flooding.
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Old 09-02-15, 06:54 PM
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your car is worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it.(if you need to ask then you need to research the info as it is not found in the INTRO section..sorry.)

Please INTRODUCE yourself with your Name so people can welcome you into the Forum.(rules of an Intro is to tell us your name.)

and Welcome..whoever you are!
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Originally Posted by misterstyx69 View Post
Please INTRODUCE yourself with your Name so people can welcome you into the Forum.(rules of an Intro is to tell us your name.)

Fixed, I think. I can't edit titles so added location in post.
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Fixed the 'Location in title" bit up for ya.
Nice car..go forth and don't hit nuthin'..lol!
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Old 09-03-15, 12:10 AM
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welcome mat, where in sc?
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Near Elgin.
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Old 09-03-15, 11:26 PM
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Nice FD man!!!!!!
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Old 09-04-15, 01:17 PM
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Fd's are priceless nice ride Mat
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Old 09-04-15, 01:40 PM
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Welcome Mat, Greenville, SC here.
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So far...

Checked all fuel relays, good.
Checked spark, good.
Pulled feed line to fuel rail, whiskey came out.


Pulled fuel filter, same crap. Bought a miata filter cause, well, they are the same thing.
Pulled fuel pump assembly, found more crap.

Drained fuel tank, same crap.





Looked inside fuel tank, same crap.



So now I'm on my way out to get some berryman b12 gallons, some brillo pads, and some fresh gas.
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Welcome, Mat! Long time rotorhead in Lexington.
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Old 11-01-17, 07:29 PM
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Yup. For old times sake.
Attached Thumbnails Hello, just got my first RX7-f6e3ad83-885e-4c51-9b4b-599d56913486.jpeg  
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as already stated, this is an intro only section. please start a thread in the build section if u wish to show progress of this project. good luck getting it back on the road.
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Looks clean ps i like the miata lol
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Great info, checked floor mat gets my vote
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Welcome Matt, nice RX7.
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Welcome to the forums mat! Very solid FD you got there, hope you get it running in no time!
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